GS: 16 | GP: 16 | Snaps: 1,002 Season in review: After averaging more than 300 passing yards in the first four weeks of the season, Flacco's play became a little erratic and he endured another inconsistent regular season. He threw for 3,817 yards and 22 touchdowns as the Ravens continued their shift away from the running game. They heavily relied on the passing attack in the playoffs, with Flacco playing the best football of his pro career as the Ravens beat quarterbacks Andrew Luck, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady on the way to the Super Bowl. Signature moment: Trailing the Denver Broncos by a touchdown with less than a minute left to play in regulation, Flacco uncorked a high-arcing throw down the right sideline to wide receiver Jacoby Jones, who somehow got behind the Broncos defense. After tying the game, the Ravens won in double overtime. Stat that stands out: 11 -- touchdown passes in the playoffs for Flacco, tying an NFL record for a postseason. Pro Football Focus grade: +16.4 overall on offense | +17.0 as a passer | -2.2 as a runner | +2.1 penalty. Outlook for 2013 and beyond: Flacco officially established himself as a franchise quarterback in 2012, garnering Super Bowl MVP honors as the Ravens beat the San Francisco 49ers. He was rewarded with a new contract that makes him the NFL's highest-paid player -- for now, at least. But the 28-year-old still has more to prove as he has never been selected to a Pro Bowl. The talent is there, but the consistency has not been. Flacco can continue his climb toward the upper echelon of quarterbacks if he cuts out some of those cold streaks, improves his pocket presence, and becomes more efficient throwing to his left.
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